Text: Anastasia Iosifidou
“I can’t think of anything more exciting than the surface of things. Just appearance.”
Mondrian’s use of asymmetrical balance is very important in the evolution of modern art, and his iconic abstract works remain influential in design and familiar in popular culture to this day. Who could forget the “Mondrian” dress created by Yves Saint Laurent in 1965?
Cubism inspired several fashion designers to create Fall/ Winter 2012-13 collections, with geometric shapes like Mondrian‘s -and maybe take it a few steps further.
Celine, showed clothes with fundamental basics colors, clear lines which reminded the fashion world that color blocking is here to stay.
This season Mondrian style does not only dominate clothes, but shoes as well. Pierre Hadry’s shoes look like they have come out of a painting.
…prevailing shape madness!
Some designers followed Mondrian’s lines but converted to different shades of color. For example, BCBG by Max Azria’ s winter collection consists of loose clothes with sharp shape and geometrical cuts.
It seems like Mondrian was a fundamental point of reference, embraced by many designers, some of which did not devote to him their total collections, but certainly dedicated to him some cubism-inspired looks.